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You can hire the chapel at Walton Lea Crematorium for a funeral service. Services usually take place every 40 minutes, however you can hire the chapel for a further 40 minutes if you’d like to.
You can personalise the funeral service and decide what you want to include.
Here are some things to think about when you’re planning the funeral:
Please make sure that you let your funeral director, our crematorium staff and the person conducting the service know about your decisions. We’re all committed to making sure the service reflects your wishes and brings you comfort at such a difficult time.
If you’d like to show pictures on our plasma screen please fill in one of our consent forms which you can get from your funeral director. The funeral director will return the completed form to us, along with a USB device with the pictures on, by 2pm 48 hours before the service. This means we can make sure the pictures are suitable and prevent any technical issues.
It costs £29.00 to use our plasma screen.
If you don’t submit your USB device at least 48 hours before, you’ll need to pay £40.00.
You can find more information and a form on the arranging a funeral page.
We have a large and wide-ranging catalogue of music available to play at funeral services:
Or you can bring your own music, but please let us know 24 hours prior to the service.
Our chapel organ is also available to use, this costs £29.00.
You may like to ask people to donate to a charity or organisation instead of sending flowers. We gratefully accept contributions as a token of remembrance to your loved one, which we use to enhance and improve the crematorium grounds and facilities for everyone.
If you wish to make a donation please contact us. We record the name of your loved one, and each month we display the names of people in whose memory donations have been made.
Costs include medical referee fees, an environmental surcharge and hire of the chapel. Costs apply for adults aged 18 years and over. There is no charge for babies and children.
Cremations with no service in the chapel take place at 9am.
If you’re using a funeral director, they will arrange the cremation for you and deal with all of the paperwork. If you’re arranging the funeral yourself, you must make sure you give all of the paperwork back to us at the crematorium no later than 10am on the working day before the cremation.
You can find out more information on applying for a cremation, including certificates and authorisation forms on .GOV.UK.
The documents we need are available on the arranging a funeral page:
If the coroner has been involved, we need a Coroners Order for Cremation instead of the green form and the CR4 and CR5 forms.
After the cremation, you will need to decide what you’d like to do with the cremated remains. We can hold them for 28 days after the cremation has taken place, free of charge, after 28 days it will cost £27.00 per month.
Or you can collect them. We will only give the cremated remains to you, or to someone else if you let us know in writing, in advance. You, or the person you have authorised to collect, must bring proof of identity such as a driving licence or passport.
There are places in our beautiful gardens where we can scatter the ashes, or you can inter the remains in a plot in our Garden of Remembrance. Find out more about strewing and interment at Walton Lea Crematorium.
You may also like to remember your loved one with one of our memorials at Walton Lea.